Accession Number : AD0698136

Title :   THE CHEMISTRY OF THE BIS(pi-(3)-1,2-DICARBOLLYL) METALLATES OF NICKEL AND PALLADIUM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV RIVERSIDE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Warren,Leslie F. , Jr. ; Hawthorne,M. Frederick

Report Date : 10 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The synthesis, reactions, and structures associated with the 'sandwich'-bonded bis(pi-(3)-1,2-dicarbollyl) complexes of nickel and palladium, (M(n+)(1,2-B9C2H11)2(n-4)(M=Ni,Pd), and their carbon-substituted derivatives are discussed. The nickel and palladium bis(dicarbollyl) systems each contain species with the metal atoms in the formal +2 (d8, two unpaired electrons for nickel, diamagnetic for palladium), +3 (d7, one unpaired electron), and +4 (d6, diamagnetic) oxidation states. X-ray diffraction studies coupled with magnetic, spectral, and electrochemical data were obtained for structural information. The uncharged (pi-(3)-1,2-B9C2H11)2M(IV) derivatives are Lewis acids which form addition compounds with a variety of 'soft' Lewis bases, e.g., halide ions, thiocyanate ion, naphthalene, etc. The C, C'-dimethyl-substituted nickel and palladium systems, M(1,2-B9H9C2(CH3)2)2, exhibit facile thermal ligand rearrangement reactions leading to three isomeric series of complexes. In these isomerization reactions, a ligand carbon atom in the icosahedral surface was found to migrate away from the metal atom while remaining adjacent to the carbon atom in the open pentagonal face of the ligand. Similar rearrangements occur in the unsubstituted Ni(1,2-B9C2H11)2 complex at 360-400C in the vapor phase. Cyclic voltammetry, optical resolution studies, kinetic and nmr data and their roles in the structure elucidation of these complexes are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ORGANOBORANES, *COMPLEX COMPOUNDS), (*MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, ORGANOBORANES), (*NICKEL COMPOUNDS, ORGANOBORANES), (*PALLADIUM COMPOUNDS, ORGANOBORANES), SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), CHEMICAL BONDS, MOLECULAR ORBITALS, X RAY DIFFRACTION, INFRARED SPECTRA, NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, MOLECULAR ISOMERISM, PLATINUM COMPOUNDS, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE